Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9th Edition)
Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9th Edition)
9th Edition
ISBN: 9780134746241
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: PEARSON
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Chapter 9, Problem 1LR

Name the area of the United States that is characterized by fault-block mountains with streams that drain into adjoining basins?

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Summary Introduction

The region of U.S. that has fault-block mountains as well as steams that drain into the adjoining basins.

Introduction:

Fault blocks mountains are developed by the movement of wide crystal blocks under forces that pull apart the Earth’s crust.

Explanation of Solution

Basin and range area located in Western U.S has fault-block mountains. The fault-block mountains are the result of tectonic mechanisms, including the extension of lithosphere. The basin and range are collectively referred to as the Great Basin.

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Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9th Edition)

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